The Taste of South Africa

This tour encompasses the most important areas of South Africa including the best wildlife spots, the most scenic areas and the amazing eastern and southern coastline of South Africa.
You visit famous places such as the
Kruger National Park,
the Panoramic Route,
Zululand,
Durban,
The Wild Coast,
the Garden Route and Cape Town.

What's Included?

• Guided tour in our luxury 8 Seaters Mini Buses
• Breakfasts, dinners
• Entrances
• Conservation fees
• Taxes
• Local flight between Durban and Port Elizabeth
• Luxury accommodation except the night in Kruger National Park where we use their comfortable en-suite accommodation to enhance the experience

Duration

15 days

Destination Covered

Kruger National Park, Garden Route, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal

Best Suited

Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1:
Travel from Johannesburg to the Panoramic Route

Day 2;
Travel through the Panoramic Route to a private reserve in the Greater Kruger Park area for an afternoon open vehicle safari overnight in the luxury lodge.

Day 3.
Early morning open vehicle safari, breakfast and travel into the Kruger National Park for game viewing in our vehicle for the rest of the day. Overnight in Skukuza Camp.

Day 4:
Morning game viewing in the park and continue to the kingdom of Swaziland. Overnight in the mountains outside Mbabane, the capitol of Swaziland.

Day 5;
Continue through Swaziland and enter South Africa into Zululand, home of the mighty Zulu nation. Travel to a private reserve for an afternoon open vehicle safari and dinner. Overnight in the luxury lodge.

Day 6:
After breakfast and a final game viewing experience, travel to the world heritage site of iSimangaliso and join a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia to see hippo. crocs and an abundance of birdlife. Continue to Durban for overnight.

Day 7:
Morning tour of the city and afternoon free to enjoy the warm Indian Ocean or do some shopping in one of the top shopping complexes in the country. Overnight in Durban.

Day 8:
Early transfer to the local airport for a flight to Port Elizabeth where the tour continues into the famous Garden Route. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay and overnight in Knysna. Dinner cruise on the lagoon.

Day 9:
Travel from Knysna via George to the town of Oudtshoorn for a visit to the Cango Caves, an ostrich farm and a cheetah rehabilitation centre. Overnight at a working ostrich farm.

Day 10:
Travel from Oudthsoorn via the famous Route 62 to the southernmost point of Africa for overnight. Overnight in Aghullas.

Day 11:
Travel further to Hermanus, the best whale land-based watching spot in the world from July through November, and continue via ascenic coastal route to Cape Town for overnight.

Day 12:
After breakfast, join a half day tour of the city. The afternoon is free to explore this amazing city yourself.

Day 13:
Join a full day tour of the Cape peninsula including a visit to Cape Point, see the African penguins in their natural habitat and travel along the scenic Chapman's Peak way.

Day 14:
Today is free to rest or explore the area yourself or join an optional winelands tour with wine tastings.

Day 15:
After breakfast you are transferred to the local airport for your onward flight
Please read the terms and conditions. They outline our liability and the conditions under which your tour will operate. Acceptance of the tour documents represent an acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions as follow:

1. RESERVATIONS
A deposit of 10% - 20 % (ten to twenty per cent) of the total price on overland tours is payable at the time of making your reservation. The balance of the fare is due roughly 45 days prior to departure or a date determined when booking your tour. We reserve the right to cancel a reservation where the total fare has not been paid by the due date. Reservations will be considered as firm bookings as soon as we receive the deposit subject to full payment received on the due date. We are bonded with Southern Africa Tourism Service Association (SATSA) that covers deposits and pre-payments made in the unlikely event that we are placed under sequestration / liquidation and/ or unable to perform our services due to financial constraints.

2. GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Except where otherwise stated, the tour will operate irrespectively of the number of passengers once a departure is officially confirmed to you with a voucher or similar document. We reserve the right to utilise different sizes of vehicles depending on the number of passengers.

3. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
No inoculations or vaccinations are required at the time of going to print, but we recommend that you check with your doctor or local health department. An anti-malaria drug is strongly recommended in the extreme northeasterly section of South Africa and neighbouring countries, please consult your doctor and/or check with us. People arriving in South Africa from a yellow fever zone must have a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate – even visiting a yellow fever zone as a stop-over!

4. PASSPORT
Please check with your local travel agent regarding requirements for passports and visas or contact us with the following information: Your country of residence, your nationality and which country your passport was issued in. If you need to obtain a visa before arriving in South Africa and you are joining the SCMD and/or SCDB tour/s, please ensure that your visa is valid for multi-entry into South Africa and also check your visa requirements for Swaziland and Lesotho as we traverse through these countries. Please ensure that your passport has two open pages side by side when arriving in South Africa and is valid for at least 6 months after the time of travel.

5. LUGGAGE
Luggage is limited to one medium sized suitcase, preferably the soft type, with a maximum weight of 23 kg per person and one soft carry-on piece of luggage excluding ladies handbags, etc. Please make prior arrangements with us if this maximum is likely to be exceeded.

6. INSURANCE CHARGES
We strongly recommend that you insure yourself against possible cancellation, personal accident, medical expenses, loss of luggage etc. Please contact us for more information and/or rates.

7. CANCELLATION CHARGES
The following cancellation charges will apply in respect of travel arrangements:
More than 30 days – only administration, bank and other costs made on behalf of the guest may be charged.
From 29 to 21 days prior to departure - 25% of tour price (Subject to hotel cancellation policy)
From 20 to 14 days prior to departure - 50% of tour price (Subject to hotel cancellation policy)
Less than 14 days prior to departure – between 80 and 90% of tour price (Subject to cancellation policies of the hotels used)

8. LIABILITY
We reserve the right to make, with or without notice, changes to vehicles, accommodation, meals, schedule, sightseeing or route without liability to the passenger due to adverse weather conditions, closure of roads, hotels, or any other reason out of our control.

9. RESPONSIBILITY
We give notice that arrangements for transport, conveyance and accommodation are made upon the express condition that that, although it is our explicit endeavours to conduct our services to the best of our abilities, we accept no responsibility of liability in respect of either person or property for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularities which may be occasioned either by reason of any defect in any vehicle or through the acts or defaults of any company or persons engaged in conveying the passengers or carrying out arrangements of the tour, therewith or any accommodation, establishment or servant. In the unlikely event of and accident involving our vehicles, we hold an insurance to cover emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital and initial emergency medical care.

10. Flight Bookings
As we are not an IATA agent, you agree to us booking flights on your behalf with the understanding that we are not liable for any financial or other loss of, but not limited to, missed onward flights or other subsequent services as a result of delays or cancellations of the flights we booked.
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